Affluent and Black, and Still Trapped by Segregation – John Eligon and Robert Gebeloff / NYT

segregation2.jpgreWhy well-off black families end up living in poorer areas than white families with similar or even lower incomes.

MILWAUKEE — Their daughter was sick and they needed family around to help care for her, so JoAnne and Maanaan Sabir took an unexpected detour.

They had spent years blowing past mileposts: earning advanced degrees and six-figure incomes, buying a 2,500-square-foot Victorian with hardwood floors. Yet here they were, both 37, moving to a corner of town pocked by empty lots, cramming into an apartment above Ms. Sabir’s mother, in the very duplex that Ms. Sabir’s grandparents had bought six decades earlier.

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